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South Franklinton is a mixed-use area of older homes, small apartments, light manufacturing concerns, and other commercial establishments. It falls within ZIP code 43223 in Columbus and is bordered by West Freeway, the Scioto River, and Greenlawn Avenue. Shopping and recreational areas are very convenient.
The Southwest Square Shopping Center, just to the west, has a large grocery store and small specialty stores. National fast food restaurants are clustered along Harrisburg Pike.
Stadium Park and Scioto Audubon Park are the closest parks. Big Run Park, one of the largest in the Columbus system, is a few miles away. It has basketball and volleyball court rentals, wetlands, and a nature preserve. The park also has soapbox derby events and a shelter.
Other family-friendly parks and attractions are within an easy drive. Franklin Park Conservancy, built in 1895, is a 90-acre botanical park with waterfalls and gardens. The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) museum has fun displays and educational programs. Magic Mountain offers family fun with go-karts, batting cages, and bumper boats.
The Arena District is not just for sporting events, although all three professional teams play there. It is also a lively venue with restaurants, bars, and a movie theater.
The Olentangy Indian Caverns appeal to those with an interest in geology, archaeology, or history. They are near the zoo in the northeast part of town.
Book lovers will be delighted to find the Columbus Metropolitan Library not far away, in downtown Columbus. the Book Loft in German Village is a favorite place for many. The store covers an entire block and has lots of shady outdoor seating areas.
Columbus is a great golf city, with plenty of public and private courses. South Franklinton residents appreciate nearby Phoenix Golf Links, a pretty course just off I-270 and a very affordable place to play.